Beryl Lois Olaffson (nee Pangman)

It is with great sadness that the family of Beryl announce her passing at the age of 82. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 21, 2015.  Beryl is survived by her children Patricia (Hugo) Musa of Calgary, Robert (Mikki) Olafsson and Cheryl (Edward) Naugler of Salmon Arm and 4 grandchildren: Joshua, Erica and Cassandra of Calgary and Brianna of Salmon Arm.  Beryl was predeceased by her husband, Patrick in 2006.

Born in Salmon Arm to Lionel and Edith Pangman.  She married Patrick in 1958 and moved to Albany, New York where she raised her family. In 1981 they returned to her beloved hometown of Salmon Arm.

Beryl loved animals and in particular horses. She had a great fondness for old westerns and enjoyed collecting. Beryl was an active member of the TOPS group for over 20 years. After having a stoke in 2009, Beryl received support and friendship from the stroke recovery group.  

A special thank you to the care staff at Bastion Place for their care and support of Beryl for the past 6 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia. A celebration of Beryl’s life will be held at Fischers Funeral Home on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:00pm.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Beryl through her obituary at

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